Beijing Besieged by Garbage

Wang Jiuliang Photo: Liu Kewas born in Anqiu, Shandong Province, China in 1976. He graduated from the Communication University of China and now works as a freelance photographer based in Beijing. From 2007 to 2008, Wang created a photography series titled “China’s Traditions in Worshiping Gods and Spirits.” Since 2008, he has been engaged in an investigation of the garbage crisis in Beijing involving more than 460 landfills around the city and 10,000 photographs. Earlier this year, Wang released a 76-minute documentary film, “Beijing Besieged by Waste,” that has received extensive Chinese media coverage. Wang has shown his work at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, and he won a gold award as outstanding artist of the year at the 2009 Lianzhou International Photography Festival.